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Jun
24
2019
Yellow Springs
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humidity: 88%
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H 70 • L 70

Government Section

  • Helping the helpers at MTFR, YSPD

    Local fire and emergency medical service personnel and law enforcement officers are paying closer attention to the secondary trauma experienced by first responders in the line of duty. Ready to answer the next emergency call on a recent Tuesday morning was a five-person Miami Township Fire-Rescue crew, from left, recently promoted Lieutenant Joe Panuto, Explorer Gavin Sweet, firefighters/EMTs Josh Sweet and Cassady Brewer and Chief Colin Altman. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    In the last two weeks of May alone, Miami Township Fire-Rescue crews responded to 40 calls for emergency medical service and 15 reports of fire. When a call comes in, local first responders never know exactly what they might find when they arrive. The result is that the work is physically demanding and emotionally taxing.

  • Village to raise pool rates

    The first rate hike in a decade at Gaunt Park Pool will likely take effect later this summer, with most of the increase to be paid by out-of-town visitors and day pass users.

  • YSPD urges villagers to lock vehicles

    After a spate of break-ins overnight, Yellow Springs police are encouraging villagers to lock their vehicles.

  • Natural causes suspected in villager’s death

    A villager found unresponsive in the bathroom of a downtown business was later pronounced dead.

  • Village urges plant, weed maintenance

    The Village of YS released a statement this week urging citizens to maintain plant life along public sidewalks.

    Early this week, the Village of YS released a plea to villagers to rein in plant life that obstructs sidewalks.

  • Carlson renewed as YSPD chief

    At its regular meeting on Monday, June 3, Village Council renewed the contract of Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson for another year.

  • Council ban on clapping, signs — Do rules violate free speech?

    A small group of citizens used signs to express their approval or disapproval of statements made by Council and other citizens during a Village Council meeting in January. Council later banned signs, along with other expressions such as clapping, in a move that some villagers find troublesome. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On January 22, Village Council chambers was standing-room only as more than 50 citizens crammed into the room, many to express their disapproval for an ongoing disciplinary process involving a local police officer.

  • Salmeron to be appointed as new manager

    Village Council is expected to appoint Josue Salmeron as the new Village Manager of Yellow Springs at its meeting tonight, Monday, May 6.

  • Village is rocked by homicide

    A heartfelt memorial for Leonid “Lonya” Clark appeared last week at a popular gathering rock in Glen Helen Nature Preserve. A white rose was added to the spot this week. Clark’s body was found in the Glen on April 12, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death as a homicide. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The two-punch news last week that the body of villager Leonid “Lonya” Clark was found in Glen Helen Nature Preserve, followed by the announcement that his death is being investigated as a homicide, has left the community reeling and seeking answers.

  • Village Council — YSPD review in progress

    Bob Wasserman’s career in law enforcement started in Yellow Springs where, as an Antioch undergrad, he volunteered as a night dispatcher for the YS Police Department under then-Chief Jim McKee.